FREEDOM — The Shenango High football team fell behind early and was unable to recover last night.
The Wildcats dropped a 34-13 decision to Freedom in WPIAL Class 2A Midwestern Athletic Conference action at the Bulldogs' field.
Shenango is now 0-1, 1-1. Freedom is 1-0, 2-0.
The Bulldogs scored opened the scoring with 9:18 remaining in the first period on a 41-yard touchdown pass from Cole Beck to Brandon Pratte.
Freedom was up 20-0 before the Wildcats broke through on a 6-yard pass from Tino Campoli to Maddox Smiley. Aidan Johnston added the point-after kick.
The Bulldogs extended their lead to 34-7 before Adam Bryant scored on a 20-yard run with 44 seconds left in the game.
Campoli was 14 of 25 through the air for 117 yards. He had two interceptions.
Reis Watkins led Shenango in rushing with 45 yards on 11 carries. Bryant chipped in with 32 yards on two carries.
The Wildcats host Western Beaver at 7 p.m. Sept. 7.
SHENANGO AT FREEDOM
SHENANGO 0 7 0 6 — 13
FREEDOM 6 14 14 0 — 34
FREEDOM — Brandon Pratte, 41-yard pass from Cole Beck (conversion failed).
FREEDOM — Brett Boyd, 2-yard run (Garrett Paxton kick).
FREEDOM — Reiker Welling, 25-yard pass from Beck (Paxton kick).
SHENANGO — Maddox Smiley, 6-yard pass from Tino Campoli (Aidan Johnston kick).
FREEDOM — Boyd, 4-yard run (Paxton kick).
FREEDOM — Welling, 36-yard pass from Beck (Paxton kick).
SHENANGO — Adam Bryant, 20-yard run (conversion failed).